Moyes to urge fans to back Rooney

David Moyes is set to ask fans to get behind Wayne Rooney, with the striker looking likely to remain at Old Trafford next season, according to the Metro.

The England international has been linked with a move away for the Premier League champions all summer, with Chelsea making two bids in an attempt to secure his services.

However, both offers were rejected out of hand by Moyes, whose stance has always been that the 27 year old is not for sale.

The former Everton man is expected to lead the line for England this evening, as they take on Scotland in a friendly international at Wembley.

Meanwhile, one United player who won’t be playing for Roy Hodgson is Michael Carrick, who has withdrawn from the squad with an eye infection, the Mirror understands.

The midfielder, who may also miss the Premier League opener against Fulham on Saturday, was named man of the match in Sunday’s Community Shield victory over Wigan Athletic.

Elsewhere, the club have ended their hopes of signing Everton left-back Leighton Baines, according to the Daily Star.

United had a £12m bid for the England international rejected back in June, and manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that that was a final offer.

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